Panel members for the event: The future of work for women

The future of work for women

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In this panel session, we will discuss:

  • What opportunities for women have been uncovered through the global pandemic?
  • How can we harness the COVID proven power of flexible work to combat gender inequality?
  • How do we avoid the pitfalls of the pre-COVID landscape?


Date: Thursday 27 September 2022
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm AEST 
Location: Zoom -Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 592734



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Professor Patricia Davidson, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Wollongong 

Professor Patricia M. Davidson joined the University of Wollongong as Vice-Chancellor in May 2021. Prior to her current role, Professor Davidson was dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore in the United States. In 2021 she was the recipient of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Distinguished Leader Award. This honour celebrates her exceptional contributions to the advancement of global health worldwide.

As a global leader in nursing, health care, and advocacy, Professor Davidson’s work focuses on person-centred care delivery and the improvement of cardiovascular health outcomes for women and vulnerable populations. She has extensively studied chronic conditions, transitional care, palliative care, and the translation of innovative, acceptable, and sustainable health initiatives across the world.

Professor Davidson serves as counsel general of the International Council on Women’s Health Issues, and was a past board member of CUGH and secretary general of the Secretariat of the World Health Organizations Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery. She also serves on the Board of Health Care Services for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in the United States.

Professor Grace McCarthy (Panel Moderator), Dean of Business, University of Wollongong Australia 

Professor Grace McCarthy is Dean of Business at the University of Wollongong Australia. Passionate about lifelong learning, Grace is particularly interested in leadership, coaching, entrepreneurship and education.  She has many years of experience working in large multinational enterprises as well as in higher education.  Her collaborative research with Professor Payyzahi Jayashree at University of Wollongong Dubai resulted in a recent joint paper on the career capital development of women in the Arab Middle East context

Professor Payyazhi Jayashree, Dean, Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong in Dubai 

Professor Payyazhi Jayashree is Dean, Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong in Dubai. Her research funded by the UAE National Research Foundation Industry-Research Collaboration Grant, include strong support and collaboration from Dubai Business Women Council (Dubai Chamber of Commerce) and United Nations (UN).

She has extensive experience in academic governance and leadership in a transnational institutional context in the Education sector. She has led several research teams to achieve the mandate of Leadership, Strategic Change and inclusivity for Innovation. Her collaborators for these projects include key institutions such as UN, Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC); and Corporate Leaders and CEOS, from global organizations. Prof. Jayashree is also a noted speaker on the topic of Gender inclusivity and has led several Best Practices sessions and Leadership Seminars with eminent global and regional leaders.

Prof Jayashree’s sustained commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goal #5 and impactful research in Women and Leadership, has led to Global Recognition and substantial Media Coverage, including uptake by prominent scholarly publications, such as Personnel Review, and practitioner publications, such as Emirates Woman and Forbes Middle East along with key Awards such as the ‘Women of Impact’ by UOW, Australia.

Ms Lindall West
, Managing Director of Ombpoint 

Lindall is currently the Managing Director of Ombpoint, an early intervention service for workplace conflict, the first of its kind in Australia.

Prior to this, Lindall spent a decade as the Chief Human Resources Officer of First Sentier Investors, a global asset management firm spanning 11 countries. She had responsibility for all aspects of the function and was a key leader in the ultimate sale of the business to MUFG in 2019. Prior to this, Lindall was based in Singapore and was responsible for Human Resources for Westpac’s Asian footprint. Lindall led the people integration of BT Investment Management, where she brought together the asset management teams from Rothschild Asset Management, Westpac Investment Management and BT.

To remain firmly grounded, Lindall contributes as a Raise youth mentor and volunteers at Lou’s Place, a women’s refuge, providing career support to these women. She previously was the Director responsible for Nominations on the YWCA NSW Board.

Ms Bryony Binns, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia

Bryony is a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia. A lawyer, she works in multidisciplinary teams addressing wage and industrial relations cost, compliance and planning, and is a member of the firm's integrated Future of Work team. Prior to joining PwC, Bryony was a partner of leading international law firm Baker McKenzie.

Bryony is an alumna of the University of Wollongong and has a keen interest in community and professional education. She is currently a member of advisory boards to schools within the University's Faculty of Business and Law.

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